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How To Replace & Fit Gear Cables On A Road Bike Like A Pro | Maintenance Monday

– Changing your gear cables could quite possibly be the best thing that you can do to improve the performance of your shifting. Putting new, good quality cable inners and outers on will improve the accuracy of your shifting. It’s gonna make your shifting action lighter. And particularly, it’s gonna help with troublesome downshifts, so […]

9 Essential Tools For Home Cycle Maintenance

(electronic thump) Wanting to work on your bike at home and keeping it in tip-top condition is all well and good. But you’re gonna need the right tools to do so. So here’s nine essential tools that you need to keep it running smoothly. (hip hop music) Firstly, I can’t recommend enough having a bike […]

Freehubs Explained: Everything You Need To Know About Road Bike Freehubs

– The GCN Tech Clinic gets loads of questions all about freehubs. So I thought it’s about time we actually go through exactly what they are and how they work. (whooshing) (lighthearted music) (different freehubs spinning) Now the purpose or job of the freehub is not just to actually carry your cluster of sprockets. It […]

Can Your Bike Be Too Good For You? | The GCN Tech Show Ep. 13

– Hello and welcome to the GCN Tech Show. (electronic wooshing) This week we are asking the question, can a bike be too good for it’s rider? Some interesting answers to that one for sure. We have a load of great new tech of course, including stuff from SOM and Officina Battaglin among others, and […]

GCN’s DIY Aero Road Bike – It’s Free, But Is It Faster?

– We can all get aero for free. I mean dropping your head, tucking in your elbows, minimising your frontal area. It means you can actually go faster for the same power. But taking it to the next level involves spending money. – Yeah and the trouble is aero equipment can tend to be quite […]

Do We Need Cycling Computers? | GCN Tech Show Ep. 37

(dramatic electronic thump) – Welcome to the GCN Tech Show. – This week we’ve got a couple of spy shots of new bikes. We’ve got some custom shoes, we’ve got golden rollers. – And our big talking point this week, should you ride with or without a bike computer? – That’s a tough one. And […]

How To Climb Like A Pro: Emma Pooley’s Guide To ‘Climbing Nasty’

– For today’s video we’ve enlisted the help of Emma Pooley. A name that will no doubt be familiar to many of you. If you don’t know who she is, she has been a world champion in the Time Trial, she’s won four stages of the Giro d’Italia, and she’s won La Flèche Wallonne. We […]

Top 7 Winter Cycling Mistakes

In the summer, you can get away with a mistake or two when you’re out on a ride. Just lay down and sunbathe and wait for someone to come to the rescue. But in the winter months when it’s colder, you really wanna make sure you get things right. Yeah, so coming up are GCN’s […]

Disc Brake Hacks For Road Bikes | Road Bike Maintenance

– Ah, disc brakes. The hardest to look after than rim brakes. Possibly just a little bit. But the main reason for that is because they are different to what most people are used to. But with the tips and the hacks which are coming up You should be well on your way. [Upbeat Music […]

5 Mistakes Every Cyclist Has Made Before A Bike Ride

– It helps the enjoyment and training effectiveness of your cycling, by avoiding, at all costs, these pre-ride mistakes. – Don’t do it. Or do it. (upbeat music) – Now this is a classic mistake that we’ve all made at some point in our cycling career. Filling up on too much breakfast before a ride, […]